CTC175 – Favourite Occasions Catalogue Big Shot project

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I’ve had a lovely week off work relaxing after the Commonwealth Games.  I’ve done a few jobs around the house, shopping with my mum and lots of time in the craft room!! I think my mojo has returned!!

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We are casing our favourite Occasions Catalogue Big Shot project this week. There are so many great framelits and thinlits in this catalogue, which makes it hard to decide which one to case!

I went with the Hold on to Hope bundle on page 27 of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue and the square card on the right.

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Instead of embossing the white background, I used the large floral thinlit from the Flourish thinlits.  I cut out 2 and then snipped them into pieces and using the fine tip glue pen, glued them around the edge of the card.

I love Marina Mist and I’m sad to see it leaving, so I used it on the scallop square.  I added a square in So Saffron and stamped the strips using the Ready to Pop stamp set.

The sentiment is from the Hold on to Hope stamp set.   As this is a square card, I made a matching card and even stamped it!

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Next up is the awesome Peta!

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CTC174 – Hostess and Memories & More

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Well it’s been a fun two weeks at the Commonwealth Games!  I’ve been volunteering as a Game Shaper in Spectator Services at the Carrara Sports & Leisure Centre.  We had weightlifting, wresting, para-power lifting and badminton here over the two weeks.   Here are a couple of pics of me having fun!

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This is at the wrestling, which I really enjoyed watching!

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This was my team that I worked with on one shift. We got to have a group photo with Borobi, the Games Mascot.

So my last shift was today.  It’s been a fun couple of weeks, although I will be happy to not be standing on my feet all day!

Back to Caseing the Catty, which I have missed being a part of.  We are casing the Hostess section and the Memories & More section of both the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue and the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

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I decided to case one of the Memories and More projects from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue on page 24.

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I love the cards in the Petal Passion Memories & More card pack.  They are not just for scrapbooking!

I was inspired by the bird card at the bottom.  I used a piece of Bundle of Love DSP for the background and cut out the flowers from Petals & More thinlits dies in gold foil.

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For my second card, I was inspired by the smaller card at the top of the page with the black circle.

I used one of the Memories and More cards and cut out the sentiment using an Oval Stitched Shape die.  The DSP is from the Delightful Daisy DSP.  I used the same thinlit from Petals & More thinlits and added a few rhinestones.

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Both of these cards were really quick and easy to make.  Make sure you check out the Memories & More cards to use for fast card making!

Next up is the lovely Rachel.

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CTC170 – Tutti Frutti

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I’m about to head into a crazy busy period so this will be my last hop for a couple of weeks.  I’m getting into cake making and I’m making two cakes next weekend for a 40th/70th birthday party.  I’m also volunteering for the Commonwealth Games and have venue training.  Then my niece turns 18 (how did that go so quick!!), so another cake for her and a quick visit to Stanthorpe for a party weekend which is also Easter.  Then the Games get started!  I’m having a week off work after the Games which I think I’ll need for a rest!  I’m tired just thinking about it all!

So this week, we are casing the Tutti Frutti section, pages 28-35, of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

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I love the colouring projects that are in this section and I really love the Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts stamp set.  I decided to case the card in the centre of page 34.

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I didn’t change at lot about this card.  I used the Bundle of Love DSP and covered up the gold!  I added a vellum layer and stamped my image onto a piece of thick Very Vanilla.  I coloured my image with a few Stampin’ Blends.

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Don’t forget that there are still a few weeks left of Sale-a-bration, so make sure you check out my online store and order today to earn those freebies.

Next up is my lovely friend, Fi.  Can’t wait to see what she has created.

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See you in a few weeks!

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CTC168 – Petal Passion

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I’ve been doing shift work for the last 4 weeks which has been great as I get a few days off each week.  I’ve really enjoyed spending time in my craft room during my days off.  I’ve just done a night shift (the very unfun part of shift work) so I’m feeling a bit zombie like tonight.  It’s all finished now, so back to normal tomorrow!!

This week, we are casing the Petal Passion section, pages 22-27, of the 2018 Sale-a-bration catalogue.

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The Petal Passion set is lovely but I decided to case the box on page 27 using the Hold on to Hope bundle and turn it into a little card using the super cute Narrow note cards.

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I based my colours on the Naturally Eclectic DSP.  I went with the slightly distressed Emerald Envy piece of DSP as the background.  I then stamped the greenery in Lemon Lime Twist, the flower and butterfly in Fresh Fig and the sentiment in Emerald Envy.  Oh and it’s the Hold on to Hope stamp set.

I then cut out the flower, butterfly and silver cross using the matching Cross of Hope Framelits.  The oval is from the Stitched Shape framelits.

And look, I even stamped the envelope!!

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I think I’m going to use this card for my nieces’ to go with their Easter present.  Just so that they don’t forget the real reason for Easter.

I really love the Narrow note cards!  They are just too cute!!

Next up on the hop is the lovely Kathryn.

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Rebecca

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CTC167 – Sale-a-bration

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I hope you have had a great week!  We’ve had a bit of rain over the last couple of days, which is perfect for guilt free crafting!!

We are back casing the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  Did you know that we have also had a second release of SAB items?  There are three/four new items to earn for free!!  There’s a cute Eclectic Expressions stamp set, a stunning pack of specialty DSP – Springtime Foils, and another level 2 freebie, the Blossoming Basket bundle which includes the Blossoming Basket stamp set and the Basket Weave embossing folder.

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I am attempting to be organised this year and get my blogging projects ready a week before I need them so that I don’t have to rush to get it all done by Sunday.  And I was on track this week but I received a parcel on Friday which included the Blossoming Basket bundle and I had to add an extra project to my blog!

Firstly, I decided to case one of the cards on the cover the 2nd release SAB catalogue that features the gorgeous Springtime Foils Specialty DSP.  This DSP has to be one of my favourites!  It features gold foil, rose gold foil and silver foil.  Bling it on!!!

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Isn’t this card just so lovely?  I am also a fan of the Celebrate You thinlits (so glad that these are carrying through to the next Annual Catalogue). Sadly I didn’t have the DSP at the time I made the card, so I used the Petal Palette stamp set and embossed the flowers in copper embossing powder, on thick whisper white cardstock and used the Petals and More thinlits to cut them all out.  I added a banner of Powder Pink and cut the Amazing thinlit in Pear Pizzazz.  I coloured one bunch of flowers using my aqua painter and added a swirl of copper foil.

I added a little banner for the sentiment from the SAB Amazing You stamp set.

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So for my second card, I cased the yellow card but I used Sweet Sugarplum instead.

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I love the Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folders! The detail is so amazing!! I spritzed a piece of thick whisper white cardstock and ran it through my bigshot and went wow!!

I stamped the basket twice and coloured the base with crumb cake and cut it out.  I then coloured the flowers in Sweet Sugarplum and Old Olive.  I added a butterfly in Peekaboo Peach.  I also added a bit of stella because, well, I love it!  Oh and I used a Daffodil Delight marker to colour the centre of the flowers.

I added the ticket tear border punch along the edge.  I used the Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts stamp set for the sentiment.

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If you love these items, you can earn them for free by placing a $90 or more order from my online store, here.

Next up on the hop is the lovely Julia!

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CTC166 – Painted with Love

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After another sweltering week in Queensland, (including a fun hot day with no power!!), we are back casing the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.  This week, it’s the Painted with Love section, pages 18-21.

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The Painted with Love Specialty DSP is simply stunning!  There is gold foil accents on one side of every sheet.

But I decided to create a project from one of the other pages, the Lovely frame on page 20.

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I haven’t used the Just Add Color DSP much and I really like the teapot page.  I just love blue and white china so I decided to colour my teapots using the Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends. I coloured the flowers in a variety of the blends.

I used a piece of the Whisper White Organza Ribbon behind a piece of vellum.  I used the Large Letter dies to create the Home sentiment.

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Once I had created my piece, I went looking for a square frame.  I’m sure I have one in a safe place, but it’s so safe, I can’t find it!!

Next up on the hop is the fabulous Peta!

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Don’t forget that Sale-a-bration is still happening!  We had a second release of free products, which are really lovely!  In order to earn freebies, you need to spend at least $90.  You can check out my online store, here.

Hope you have a great week!

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CTC165 – Sale-a-bration

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Can you believe that we are mid-February already!!  We are almost halfway through Sale-a-bration!

Luckily we are still casing the SAB catalogue this week so get ready for lots of inspiration!

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I decided to case one of the peacock cards on page 7 of the Sale-a-bration Catalogue.

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I kept pretty similar to the original although I did the background card in Lemon Lime Twist and used the Burlap stamp to create some texture on the background.   I stamped the peacock from the Beautiful Peacock stamp set, in Bermuda Bay and Fresh Fig.

I used the Eastern Medallion thinlits which I had forgotten was so lovely!  I hand cut the peacock and added a few of the clear epoxy shapes on the tail.

I then added some of the glittery Myths & Magic Specialty washi tape across the bottom and made a little banner using the sentiment from the Beautiful Peacock stamp set.

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Next up is my lovely friend, Rose.

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Enjoy hopping around and have a great week!

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